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Simple Fishtail Braid Tutorial

If you’re still unsure how to create a braid, it’s time to learn. Although you love the look of this hairdo, you can’t create one, so we’re here to show you how to master the braiding skill. Braids are incredibly popular at the moment, and a fishtail braid is one of the most stylish options.

It can be worn to many places and suit many outfits, such as summer festivals with a crop top and denim cut-offs or winter brunch with a felt hat and oversized coat. As such, once you know how to nail this fashionable hairstyle, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Oh, and don’t worry too much. Although a fishtail braid may look intricate and intimidating, it’s actually a lot easier to create than you might think.

While the idea of creating a fishtail braid may seem daunting, there’s nothing to worry about. A fishtail braid is one of the easiest braiding hairdos. The only problem you may face is your arms becoming tired. As fishtail braids involve separating your hair into small pieces, you should be aware that braiding long locks can be quite a lengthy procedure. Don’t let that put you off though. The results are certainly worth the effort.

To create a fishtail braid, you will need to first separate your hair into two even sections. Then, take a half-inch piece from the outside of one of the sections and pull it over and across, joining it to the inside of the other section. Repeat this process on the other side. Then, just continue this process along the length of your hair and tie it off at the end. If you want to create a French fishtail braid, you will need to start with a section of hair at the crown of your head and add pieces to the braid as you move down the back.

Pieces of advice:

  • Ensure to keep pulling the braid tight. If it becomes too loose, it may appear messy or fall out.
  • Ensure that you keep your sections even to achieve a neat braid. Approximately half an inch of hair is ideal to create a beautiful fishtail braid.
  • Fishtail braids tend to work best on second-day hair. If your hair is clean, use some texturizing powder to achieve the same grip.
  • You can also use a dry shampoo for extra grip and staying power of hair strands.
  • After creating your fishtail braid, to get a neat and polished look, you should gently pull the pieces apart for a softer, more ethereal appearance.
  • If you prefer a significantly wide and loose fishtail braid, you should lightly pull braided sections looser as you go.

Do you like this style of braid? Try our step-by-step guide then tell us what you think! In addition, MCSARA provides a wide range of amazing hair extensions that can improve your hair lengths to make a perfect fishtail braid.

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